Two years, 94 debates, one drunk/high/sober liveblog, and endless polls later, we’ve finally arrived. Two candidates entered (well, technically a lot more), one will survive. Who will it be? Tonight wesleying will be continuing (and thank God, finishing) our election coverage with a liveblog of the results as they roll in tonight. There are a couple of locations on campus where we’ll be station (and where you can follow along):
Usdan has a big projector screen by the staircase showing MSNBC, so plenty of people will be watching there.
The American Studies Majors’ Committee and the Government Majors’ Committee are hosting an event at the Woodhead Lounge (location here).
In your comfort and safety of your own dorm! Just go to here to watch CNN!
Stay tuned, and get ready to celebrate when Obama (mostlikely) wins. (If he doesn’t, Nate Silver is totally fucked.) Hopefully it’ll look something like this:
Area Man To Run Naked Through Streets Tonight No Matter Who Wins Election onion.com/PUDk2H
Breaking: Weshop is giving away free cookies to anyone who voted today. Hurry the fuck up.
Wesleying staffers went down to the polls today to vote, where we met this Wes kidthis one, this one, and this one. Voting could feel patriotic, empowering, historically significant, insignificant, a hassle, exciting, responsible and important. Go find out! Our exit poll data hasn’t yet confirmed whether or not 14% of students are putting their money where their mouth is and voting Giant Joint, but we’ll keep you posted when we find out.
Middletown polls are open until 8. Unlike Red & Black, we won’t give you a free coffee if you send us a picture of you holding your “I Voted” sticker, but we might just post it. In the meantime, results will be pouring in tonight, and there are screening parties planned in Usdan and Woodhead Lounge. We’ll be liveblogging the action. For a taste of what tonight might look like, here’s this. Click past the jump for interviews with Wesleyan voters.
Amy Davis ’13 invites you to do this before you do this (or this):
The American Studies Majors’ Committee and the Government Majors’ Committee are pleased to invite one and all to count down to our next president Tuesday Nov. 6 at 9pm in the Woodhead Lounge! There will be snacks (feel free to bring your own too!), games, and lots of anxious fingernail biting. Bring your friends, stop in or stay a while, and celebrate (or mourn) the night away with us!
If you are looking for a place to organize your binders full of women, Alexandra Ellerbeck ’13 has got you covered:
Come watch the final presidential debate on Monday. It will be our last opportunity to see Barack Obama and Mitt Romney face off. Two experts on political communication and campaigns, the Government Department’s Professor Lim and Professor Dancey, will attend the debate and will participate in an informal discussion afterwards. Wesleyan’s Roosevelt Institute, WesDems, and ResLife are hosting the screening.
Hello and welcome to the first liveblog of the first debate of the 2012 Presidentiapocalypse! Right now you’re probably asking yourself, “Well, this is awesome! But why is Wesleying doing a liveblog of the presidential debates in the first place?” Good question, insightful reader. Sit down on papa’s lap and I’ll give you an answer.
Wesleying is about all things Wesleyan/college life, right? Right. Some of us here at headquarters were doing some pondering, and we realized: the elections affect students’ lives. And given the reaction to Obama’s victory and 2008 commencement address, Wesleyan students clearly have a part. (Disclaimer: I like Obama.)